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Jury Duty, Day 3: Revenge of the Jury

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Still no summons. The likelihood of them calling me on Thursday or Friday is low, I imagine, but I guess you never know.

The good news this morning is that I was awoken by an alert at 4:49am telling me that there is a “Hydrolic Outlook” warning issued to let me know that there is a possibility of flooding…which makes me wonder if I am reading my weather app correctly because this…


…seems to tell me that it is supposed to be simultaneously raining & sunny right now.

However, what amused me more was this:

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A Moist and Unsettled Pattern drifted across Atlanta London, Creeping through the irrevocable Darkness. The masses of People who awoke on that Fateful Morning blinked groggily while performing their morning Libations and felt a Chilling Dread overtake them whenever they Accidentally glanced out Windows into their Impending Doom.


Jury Duty, Day 2: Attack of the Juries

March 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Still not called in to serve. I’m not surprised, exactly, especially as a coworker pointed out that we work for a security company & defense lawyers tend to not want security folk on a jury. I understand that, but I work in the marketing department, not as a guard, & the only way they’ll find that out is if they call me in. I’m not expecting them to, honestly, because it’s probably like dating–they can feel my desperation/interest & it scares them away.

My drive into work was fairly uneventful except for the moron who was jogging on the side of the road while a perfectly good sidewalk was mere inches away from where he was running. I’m not sure in what world it makes sense to jog down a four-lane, busy street when a sidewalk is literally right there, being a sidewalk made to be run on.

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Jury Duty, Day 1: The Phantom Jury

March 28, 2016 Leave a comment

The instructions Gwinnett County gives for jury duty include that you have to check on the Saturday or Sunday before your week to see if you need to report on Monday. Not going to lie: I’m a little bummed that I wasn’t called in.

On the plus side, I did so much work on Friday to get my projects that are due soon wrapped up that I don’t have a lot in the way of work to do today, so I can work on stuff that’s due farther out.

To make up for a lack of insight into our judicial system, here’s a picture of the Nerd lightsabering a poor, unarmed Stormtrooper.


March Stone Mountain Hike

May 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: 31:55 up, 27:27 down
Weather: sunny, decidedly less windy than the previous month.

March’s Stone Mountain Hike happened on the 22nd of March. We planned it to coincide with a party friends of ours were having because we knew we’d end up pigging out completely and were happy to bank some calories.

I was really happy to get to the top this time. Even though our time got better from the first hike, I still felt like I was going to die. The Nerd laughed that I carried my water bottle up, but frankly, if I’m not drinking on my way up, I’d feel much worse. There was a science festival going on at Stone Mountain Park, so there were a bunch of groups of Boy and Girl Scouts climbing. No one in particular stood out, unfortunately.

We missed April because it got weirdly busy even though we had very little actually planned. Here’s to getting back in the saddle for May!

Insert Tab A into Slot B

May 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Today I had my annual visit to the ladydoctor. All went well as I’m generally pretty healthy. I did have to change my name because of the whole getting married thing, so I wasn’t too surprised when the doctor asked me if we were thinking about having kids.

Note: The gynecologist is the only person I will accept that question from because it is, literally, her business.

At any rate, I told her that we weren’t planning on getting pregnant any time soon. She smiled and nodded and said, “Okay, well, when you do, let us know and we can go over what you need to do.”

I know that she meant so we could discuss things like genetic testing and pre-natal vitamins and all that rigmarole…but it took every fiber of my being to not say, “Pretty sure I know what we need to do. Done it before. Isn’t too difficult. They even make videos!”

Before you ask, yes, I have spent most of today giggling about that.


February Stone Mountain Hike

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: I probably should have written them down somewhere…
Weather: sunny

Our monthly hike up Stone Mountain for February took place on my birthday, February 24th, just two days after the Nerd & I finally got married. It was a glorious, sunny day and I left my sweatshirt in the car. Even after spending two winters down here, it still amazes me that it can be warm enough on my birthday to go around without a jacket.

This month, we were joined by friends who were in town for the wedding.

And there we are...along with the shadow of some guy's thumb.

And there we are…along with the shadow of some guy’s thumb.

The walk up was easier than last time, though I’m not sure if that was because the group of us rested more than usual or because it actually got easier. Soon it will be time for the March hike, so we’ll see how that goes. 🙂

January Stone Mountain Hike

January 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Time: 32:54 up, 28:46 down
Weather: 46°F, sunny

Somehow, I got it into my head that the Nerd and I should “totally hike up Stone Mountain once a month” and that it would be “a really fun thing to do” which I started regretting about two yards past the sign at the base of the walk up trail. I mean, it’s not really a New Year’s Resolution if I just randomly suggested it one day and then back out the next, right? Right?

I pretty much moped my way up the trail and triumphantly skipped my way down. It’s amazing how much of the out of breath panting you forget once you’ve gotten to the top.

Scenery...scenery as far as the eye can see...

Scenery…scenery as far as the eye can see…

But I’m told we’re committed now, so I guess I should practice on other hills this month so that February’s climb is less me clutching my chest and more I-got-this.

Edit: Oh, and I forgot to mention the acoustic guitar dude who was walking his way up as we were walking down. He was strumming his guitar and singing Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Dude had to be in his late 40s, early 50s. A+, sir. A+.